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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Mar 20, 2012 6:38pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: 35mm Stock Footage Aspect Ratios

I'll check the transfer on Wings Over the Golden Gate. I have a hunch that the film itself was printed off center, but I'm not 100% sure.

As for the second instance, you're right -- I'll unsqueeze the file to Scope aspect ratio and reload. Won't be until next week, probably -- plate overfull right now.

Thanks for pointing out.

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Poster: tterrace Date: Mar 20, 2012 7:01pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: 35mm Stock Footage Aspect Ratios

Thanks! As I said, I noticed a number of other films also seemed to be cropped top and/or bottom. Most would have been shot Academy Ratio and should therefore fill the screen, but some are showing at about 1:1.66, which would generally only result from cropping. Would it be helpful if I kept a list as I browse and post it?

Thanks again.

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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Mar 20, 2012 7:13pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: 35mm Stock Footage Aspect Ratios

Sure. I wonder if some of these were shot full aperture -- many were shot silent for use as process plates, and some were of course shot in the silent era. That would bring the ratio a bit closer to 1:1.66.

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Poster: tterrace Date: Mar 20, 2012 7:33pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: 35mm Stock Footage Aspect Ratios

Actually, full aperture is 1.33:1.

http://tinyurl.com/7r3h7xd

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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Mar 20, 2012 9:22pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: 35mm Stock Footage Aspect Ratios

My face is red. Will look into this.